There are a few tried and tested methods of getting rid of your dog's fleas, which include: Using flea shampoos Wear a flea collar Applying boric acid powder Washing your dog's bedding regularly Using a dog flea comb
Have you been noticing your dog getting scratchy or trying to nip its own toes and tail? If yes, it could be at risk of getting infested with fleas.
Dog fleas cannot live on humans, they can only live on dogs. Most fleas will bite a human two or three times, realize we are not the preferred "meal", and then jump off. Fleas cannot bite through clothing and they do not reproduce on humans.
Natural methods of killing dog fleas include essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and borax. Both essential oils and apple cider vinegar are natural flea repellents, which can diluted in water and sprayed onto their coat. Borax is a natural flea killer that can be sprinkled on your dog's bedding or added to their bathwater.
There are a number of potential causes for your dog's scratching, but fleas are not likely to be the problem. If your dog is consistently scratching, it could be a sign of allergies, dry skin, or another medical condition.
Excessive scratching or biting at the skin is a symptom of flea infestation. Look for small, brown insects crawling on your dog’s skin or in its fur. A magnifying glass can be helpful for spotting any tiny bugs on your dog. If you see small black dots moving around, these can be fleas.
Some of the most effective essential oils include lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil. Simply add a few drops of any of these oils to your dog's shampoo before lathering them up during their bath. You can also add a few drops of these oils to a spray bottle filled with water and spritz your dog down with it between baths.